Community Concordat Focus Group

Development of this Community Concordat is supported through and for our North Lanarkshire Community Planning Partnership – NLP – with support from Voluntary Action North Lanarkshire and colleagues in North Lanarkshire Council, NHS Lanarkshire, Police and Fire and Rescue. You can find out more about the Concordat in this briefing.

If you require assistance in accessing workshops or require any support, please get in contact.

Are you concerned about the challenges being faced by your family, your community and across North Lanarkshire?

Do you have ideas about what could be done to improve people’s lives and strengthen our communities and local democracy?

Would you like to share your views on how residents and organisations from all sectors - community and voluntary, public and business - can all work together more effectively to improve people’s wellbeing across North Lanarkshire?

If your answer is yes to one or more of the above, then please register to join a focus group for your area and/or for specific interest groups, where you can share your views and support development of a new “community concordat” – agreement – to support better collaboration to improve lives and communities.

Please also share this information with anyone you know who you think might be interested.

There will be in-person Focus Groups held in the following nine localities -





Northern Corridor





You can register for your local event following the links provided.

In addition, there will be online Focus Groups covering the following interest groups. You can register for one or more groups depending on which ones you identify with.

Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Groups


Older Adults

People from different faith communities

People on low income

People with disability and/or long-term conditions

Young People

Unpaid Carers

If you have any queries, please contact nlcommunityconcordat@VANL.CO.UK